European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
European Innovation Partnership on Smart cities and communities - launch event
26 November 2013, Brussels
Are you interested in smart city concepts and in meeting public and business leaders who are transforming our cities? The European Commission is organising a conference in Brussels to share and discuss the actions outlined in the "Strategic Implementation Plan" of the Smart cities and communities Partnership and how to put them into practice.
At the conference, the Strategic Implementation Plan and future actions by the Partnership will be presented to a large audience. You will hear from city leaders, CEOs, civic society leaders and 3 European commissioners about their plans for new investments, innovations and programmes for our cities and communities. The conference also hopes to inspire other organisations to join in and implement the Partnership's actions.
The registration will be open on 5 November 2013.
High-level conference "A Joint European and African Research & Innovation Agenda on Waste Management – Economic Opportunities on Turning Waste into a Resource"
25 November 2013, Brussels
On 25th November EC DG Research and Innovation will welcome in Brussels to a high level conference stakeholders from the policy, business and research community from 30 different countries – of which 16 coming from Africa – to discuss “Economic Opportunities on Turning Waste into a Resource”.
The conference wants to stimulate networking, sharing of knowledge and best-practice experiences to successfully address the common challenges of waste management and recovery of raw materials and define a joint agenda.
Waste management and recovery of raw materials are more and more of a top priority for decision makers from all continents. This is particularly true for Africa, where urgent and eco-innovative solutions are needed to cope with the waste generated by a population which is expected to double by 2050. At the same time, African countries can also showcase some success stories providing very useful insights to effectively tackle the waste issue but within and outside the continent. Once these success stories from Africa are combined with the best practice examples from Europe, a new win-win landscape for both sides is created.
The conference will end with a final declaration highlighting the opportunity for Africa-EU cooperation on a common innovation agenda on waste management and recovery of raw materials.
Going Green - CARE INNOVATION 2014
17-20 November 2013, Vienna, Austria
The International CARE Electronics Office is pleased to announce the Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014 conference and exhibition on Electronics and the Environment. It will take place in Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre Vienna (Austria), which is situated in the Apothecaries’ Wing of the famous building. This Symposium is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient electr(on)ic & automotive products. This year’s program will feature the latest in environmental design, clean manufacturing, resource efficiency, climate change, new eco-efficient technologies, collection, reverse logistics, refurbishment, carbon trading, re-use, recycling and policy making from leading experts in industry, academia, consulting, recyclers and public area around the globe. Leading companies and institutions in green electr(on)ics will present their innovative products, processes and services at the exhibition. All companies in the electr(on)ics, automotive, solar and PV, chemical and recycling industry, power suppliers, electricity generators and distributors, contract manufacturers, material and component suppliers, service and logistic companies, collective systems, academia, consulting and public authorities (local, regional, international) are invited to attend and contribute.
EVS27 - World Electric Vehicles Symposium and Exhibition
17-20 November 2013, Barcelona, Spain
The 27th Edition of the World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition is organized by AVELE, Spanish Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles and member of AVERE, and Fira de Barcelona, hosted by AVERE, the European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, the World Electric Vehicle Association, WEVA, and the City Council of Barcelona, in collaboration with EVAAP and EDTA.
The topics cover research and activities across all fields related to battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles, their infrastructure and components as well as topics related to market, business and public policies.
2nd GRF One Health Summit
17-20 November 2013, Davos, Switzerland
Following a very successful launch of the first GRF One Health Summit in February 2012, GRF Davos is pleased to announce the 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013 which will take place from 17 - 20 November 2013 at the Davos Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland.
The 2nd GRF One Health Summit will further explore, advance and agree on the need for a global integrative risk management approach for One Health. Furthermore, the conference will identify ways to achieve added value by multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder cooperation and promote enhanced public-private partnership models for risk-based financing tools.
The findings of the conference shall be used to make recommendations on policy and organisational changes and stimulate a more efficient collaboration between stakeholders. Registration and Abstract Submission are open now.
Submit your abstract today and present at the 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013. We encourage you to explore our website and get further information on the One Health concept and the 2nd GRF One Health Summit.